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Specializing in matters of the heart

Because healthy hearts love longer and we don't want you to miss a beat.


Advanced Cardiac Care in Santa Cruz County

At Dominican Hospital, our nationally recognized heart and vascular program offers the most comprehensive cardiac services in the Monterey Bay area. With advanced diagnostics, innovative treatment options, and comprehensive rehabilitation services, our team is dedicated to caring for your heart. From routine checkups to lifesaving procedures, we provide exceptional care with expertise and compassion. 

Heart and Vascular Conditions We Treat

We understand that a heart or vascular condition diagnosis can be overwhelming. That's why we offer comprehensive support, addressing both your emotional and physical well-being. Our dedicated team provides compassionate care and expert guidance every step of the way. We treat a wide range of conditions including Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), Heart Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and more.

Cardiac Treatment Options

Our comprehensive range of cardiac interventions and procedures includes minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery, and comprehensive surgical services. Our state-of-the-art hybrid operating suite allows radiologists, cardiologists, and heart surgeons to collaborate seamlessly in the same room, simultaneously. This advanced technology enables enhanced treatment of complex heart diseases, potentially leading to shorter surgeries, reduced hospital stays, lower infection risks, faster recovery, and fewer follow-up procedures.

Treatments for Abnormal Heartbeats (arrhythmias)

  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators
  • Cardioversion
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitors

Advanced Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures

  • Coronary artery stenting and balloon angioplasty
  • Transcatheter Valve Repair for aortic valve (TAVR) and MitraClip valve procedures (TEER)
  • Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR)
  • Revascularization of peripheral vessels
  • Intravascular Lithotripsy

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Surgeries
We provide advanced techniques that do not require opening the chest or legs.

Comprehensive Cardiac Surgeries

  • Video: Coronary bypass (open-heart surgery)
  • Chest or lung procedures including aortic aneurysm repairs
  • Surgical repair or replacement of the heart valves (mitral & aortic)
  • Surgical ablation of irregular heart rhythms

Emergency Cardiac Care

We understand that every second counts when it comes to a cardiac emergency. That's why our Cardiovascular Intervention Lab is always ready, staffed with highly specialized personnel experienced in diagnosing and treating complex heart conditions. As a designated STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center for Santa Cruz County and a Joint Commission-certified Chest Pain Center, we provide expert care. Through our partnership with local EMS, our Emergency Room team receives patient information from the field, allowing the cardiac care team to be prepared upon the patient's arrival. This seamless coordination ensures that you receive the fastest and most effective treatment possible. 

  • New state of the art hybrid cardiac surgical services suite
  • Emergent diagnosis and treatment of ST Elevated Myocardial Infarct (STEMI)
  • Emergent cardiac stent and balloon angioplasty
  • Treatment of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Extra Corporeal Life Support

Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S.,
80 percent of heart disease and stroke is preventable.


Be heart smart. Watch our video series on heart disease and discover preventive measures, treatment options, and the significance of what it means to “know your numbers”. 

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Early detection and proper management are crucial for maintaining your cardiovascular health. Click here to learn about risk factors, treatment options and effective strategies for managing your blood pressure. 


Dare to C.A.R.E.: Dare to C.A.R.E. is a free heart and vascular disease education and screening program provided as a cooperative effort through Dominican Hospital and Dominican Hospital Foundation. Learn More


Dominican’s Cardiac Risk Reduction program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and offers the following services:

  • Monitored exercise therapy
  • Cardiac Nutrition Classes and support groups
  • Education on stress management, smoking cessation, medications, exercise, weight management and nutrition
  • Lifestyle guidance to help you reach your health goals
  • Heart Connections support group

Heart Health Classes

Our community education and Lifestyle Management programs offer multiple classes to keep your heart healthy. Click the links below to view classes and register. 

Details and Directions

Dominican Hospital Cardiac Care is located at 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 

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